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9th May 2020, 16:21
Replies: 55
Views: 11,728
Posted By Alan Baker

G-APFP was involved in a nose gear up landing at...

G-APFP was involved in a nose gear up landing at Heathrow on March 31st 1967. The following days Daily Mirror had a big front page picture under the headline "IN BY A NOSE!".
According to the...
7th May 2020, 14:11
Replies: 55
Views: 11,728
Posted By Alan Baker

100, 200, 300 and 400 were the series numbers of...

100, 200, 300 and 400 were the series numbers of the 707, however Boeing always referred to them as 120, 220, 320 and 420. Aircraft powered by JT-3D turbofans were 120B and 320B/C. Boeing allocated...
17th Jan 2020, 11:51
Replies: 385
Views: 298,878
Posted By Alan Baker

The supposed city centre to city centre...

The supposed city centre to city centre "advantage " of rail is always overstated. Few people live near London rail termini. If you wanted to get from, say, Slough to Edinburgh by rail you are faced...
2nd Dec 2019, 11:36
Replies: 165
Views: 61,751
Posted By Alan Baker

Presumably, the golfers with private jets will be...

Presumably, the golfers with private jets will be hoping Leuchars is still available for the 2021 Open Championship at St. Andrews!
26th Nov 2019, 14:58
Replies: 165
Views: 61,751
Posted By Alan Baker

As I mentioned in a previous post, according to...

As I mentioned in a previous post, according to the SNP's referendum manifesto they have no intention of immediately setting up a driver and vehicle licensing agency or a civil aviation authority....
25th Nov 2019, 12:58
Replies: 165
Views: 61,751
Posted By Alan Baker

The RNLI is an independent charity, not a...

The RNLI is an independent charity, not a government department, and operates lifeboats throughout the British Isles including the Republic of Ireland.
23rd Nov 2019, 10:10
Replies: 165
Views: 61,751
Posted By Alan Baker

The SNP have been very clear in stating that HM...

The SNP have been very clear in stating that HM The Queen would remain head of state of an independent Scotland, as part of their falling over backwards to assure Scots that nothing would really...
19th Nov 2019, 10:58
Replies: 165
Views: 61,751
Posted By Alan Baker

The SNPs manifesto for independence at the...

The SNPs manifesto for independence at the referendum clearly stated that they intend to have their own Scottish armed forces, including a squadron of Typhoons, a squadron of Hercules' and a few...
15th Jul 2019, 12:21
Replies: 36
Views: 8,870
Posted By Alan Baker

The 737 was always above the FAA's 80,000lb limit...

The 737 was always above the FAA's 80,000lb limit so required three crew on the flight deck, which was one reason why it initially sold so poorly in the US with only United buying it. In the rest of...
22nd May 2019, 10:37
Replies: 193
Views: 66,957
Posted By Alan Baker

New name for the MAX?!

New name for the MAX?!
19th Apr 2019, 10:10
Replies: 46
Views: 38,575
Posted By Alan Baker

A 737 has exactly the same fuselage cross section...

A 737 has exactly the same fuselage cross section as a 707. As you say, it depends on the seating layout.
2nd Jan 2019, 11:38
Replies: 39
Views: 6,278
Posted By Alan Baker

Kenneth Moore wasn't in anything, the actor's...

Kenneth Moore wasn't in anything, the actor's name was Kenneth More!
24th Oct 2018, 11:58
Replies: 30
Views: 5,249
Posted By Alan Baker

The book was actually written by Bill Gunston....

The book was actually written by Bill Gunston. Bill mentions in one of his own books "in his autobiography, which I much enjoyed writing"!
10th Oct 2018, 10:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,794
Posted By Alan Baker

The Duxford Comet remained in Dan-Air colours...

The Duxford Comet remained in Dan-Air colours until British Airways bought Dan-Air, after which it was returned to its original BOAC livery.
9th Oct 2018, 10:49
Replies: 39
Views: 16,002
Posted By Alan Baker

The cargo ship has a few passenger berths as...

The cargo ship has a few passenger berths as there will always be people who can't or won't fly.
29th Aug 2018, 10:04
Replies: 38
Views: 16,513
Posted By Alan Baker

No, it was the six engined Avro Ashton testbed....

No, it was the six engined Avro Ashton testbed. Previous posts have mentioned the DVD, the film was made in an unspecified anamorphic format, i.e. 2.35:1 aspect ratio like CinemaScope. The dvd is 4x3...
22nd Jun 2018, 11:09
Replies: 155
Views: 31,451
Posted By Alan Baker

Good luck to Airbus in setting up and bringing on...

Good luck to Airbus in setting up and bringing on stream a new, duplicate, wing building facility elsewhere between now and next March. They cannot transfer equipment or personnel from the existing...
27th Apr 2018, 11:07
Replies: 68
Views: 49,539
Posted By Alan Baker

Because BEA abandoned aircraft names in 1960 with...

Because BEA abandoned aircraft names in 1960 with the advent of the new "red square" livery. All aircraft were de-named as they were repainted and the Vanguards never carried the names which had been...
20th Apr 2018, 11:45
Replies: 114
Views: 10,229
Posted By Alan Baker

The Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire was both a car...

The Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire was both a car and an aero engine, and in the same time frame.
19th Apr 2018, 11:27
Replies: 114
Views: 10,229
Posted By Alan Baker

No such thing as an "Alpha" Romeo, it's Alfa,...

No such thing as an "Alpha" Romeo, it's Alfa, which began as A.L.F.A., standing for (Societa) Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, until bought by Nicola Romeo.
2nd Apr 2018, 11:25
Replies: 61
Views: 9,911
Posted By Alan Baker

Never flew in a piston airliner, but judging from...

Never flew in a piston airliner, but judging from movies of the time they were all whisper quiet on the inside and as smooth as silk!!!
16th Mar 2018, 11:33
Replies: 3,871
Views: 1,285,836
Posted By Alan Baker

From photographic evidence, the only 707/720s...

From photographic evidence, the only 707/720s that lacked the HF probe were US domestic aircraft, specifically, American's 720s (but not their 707-120s), United's 720s and TWA's 707-120s. As far as...
2nd Mar 2018, 11:25
Replies: 6
Views: 2,096
Posted By Alan Baker

Have a chat with Norman Tebbitt, the well known...

Have a chat with Norman Tebbitt, the well known ex BOAC 707 First Officer!
25th Feb 2018, 12:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,560
Posted By Alan Baker

I presume they changed from BO after those...

I presume they changed from BO after those Lifebouy soap adverts kept banging on about telling you friend that they had Body Odour by whispering BO in their ear!
22nd Feb 2018, 12:17
Replies: 70
Views: 13,878
Posted By Alan Baker

In the mid sixties, as well as spending the day...

In the mid sixties, as well as spending the day on the top of the Queens Building at "London Airport", I recall a day trip to Southend which included a visit to the airport and a tour around the...
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